A Patient's Guide to Stress Fracture of the Hip Introduction Stress fractures of the hip once most commonly affected military personnel who marched and ran day after day. Today, stress fractures of the hip are more common in athletes, especially distance runners. There are two types of stress fractures. Insufficiency fractures are breaks in abnormal bone under normal force. Fatigue fractures are breaks in normal bone that has been put under extreme force. Fatigue fractures are usually caused by new, strenuous, very repetitive activities, such as marching or distance running. Most stress fractures of the hip are fatigue fractures. The stress fractures this article refers to are fatigue fractures. This guide will help you understand
how a stress fracture develops
how doctors diagnose the condition
what treatment options are available
Anatomy What is a stress fracture, and what part of the hip is involved? The femur is the large bone in the thigh. The ball-shaped head of the femur fits into a...
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We all know that hip fractures can be deadly, but the latest report in the supplement to the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reminds us just how dangerous they can be. After a hip fracture, 20 percent of women die within a year and 20 percent are permanently disabled. In addition, while the risk of osteoporosis is higher in Caucasian and Asian women, statistics show that minority groups have disproportionately negative outcomes in the event of a fracture. African American women, in particular, are twice as likely to die in the first year after a hip fracture than white women. This serves as a reminder to do all we can to increase osteoporosis awareness and preventive behavior all people. Read more about these troubling figures at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/84466.php .
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